Disaster Response and Coordination


Barbara Burnside
Conference Disaster Response & Mission Coordinator
(978) 682-8055, ext. 135
District Disaster Response and UMVIM Coordinators
CMA – John (Scott) Stewart revjstewart@gmail.com or   Gerard Piscitelli disasterneumc@gmail.com
CWM – Bruce Arbour AFDChaplain@gmail.com,    
Tom McGowan tommcgowan26.2@gmail.com or    
Roy Richardson revrichardson@juno.com
MBH – Contact Barbara Burnside 
MME –Ned Crockett pastor@wintropumc.org
NH – Jim Meachen nh1015@gmail.com
NME – Contact Barbara Burnside 
baburnside@neumc.org or                                
Jeff Munson NEUMVIM@gmail.com
RISEM – Fred Yarger yargerfred@gmail.com or          
Skip & Mary Ann Danforth KiteSky@comcast.net
TRI – Steve Rafter sbrou812@aol.com or            
Everett Kuder e.kuder@comcast.net 
VMT – Charlie Magill cmagillVT@aol.com

Relief-supply kits

UMCOR provides detailed instructions on assembling the buckets and kits and a list of contents for each.

UMCOR Relief Supply Dropoff Locations

Please contact the site prior to delivering buckets/kits to confirm drop-off hours.


Find details on the Training Opportunities page

See the Latest News page at right to learn about current needs and opportunities to help

When disaster strikes within the New England Conference and elsewhere, trained Early Response Teams (ERTs) together with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) stand ready to provide relief, resources and caring Christian support.  

UMCOR resources for churches 

Our conference has staff and volunteers certified by UMCOR to teach:

  • Early Response Team (ERT) training (basic, re-certification and advanced courses)
  • Connecting Neighbors, a disaster readiness program for individuals, churches and communities
  • United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Team Leader training
  • Disaster Spiritual and Emotional Care team training
  • Each quarter, UMCOR shares preparedness tips from FEMA

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Please continue to be present to survivors in disaster areas through the gift of your prayers.